Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

Congressional leaders and President Bush paid tribute to the Dalai Lama, praised his message of non-violence and compassion, and presented… read more

Congressional leaders and President Bush paid tribute to the Dalai Lama, praised his message of non-violence and compassion, and presented him with the Congressional Gold Medal. Several speakers also spoke about the future of Tibet and called for more religious and cultural autonomy for the region. The Dalai Lama read his remarks in English, saying that the values of interdependent existence, non-violence, and compassion were great sources of power and that he was deeply grateful for the concern expressed for the people of Tibet. He also spoke about Tibetan autonomy and stressed that he did not seek independence from China, and called for dialog with Chinese leaders.

President Bush’s participation marked the first time a U.S. president had appeared at a public event with the Dalai Lama. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
201574-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 17, 2007
Last Aired:
Jan 8, 2008

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  • Oct 17, 2007 | 1:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 17, 2007 | 11:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 20, 2007 | 2:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 08, 2008 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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